Jamie Oliver is a household name for millions of people worldwide, but even in this era of celebrity chef mega-stardom, we're betting he didn't realize just how far and wide his fame has spread—until now. An Oliver super-fan based in an Aboriginal community in rural Australia has just written him a letter, pleading with the chef to come visit in person. She's hoping he'll bring the healthy-eating techniques he's been lobbying for to her neck of the woods—and revolutionize the way her entire community eats.
In her letter, Julie Bangun of Wadeye, in Australia's Northern Territory, proclaims her love for his cookbook Jamie's Comfort Food and for his cooking DVDs, and asks the chef to come show her community how to eat healthier using the locally available ingredients known as bush tucker: "turtle's eggs and meat, coconuts, crabs, bush nuts, Kakadu plums and wild fruits." Bangun's letter appears on the Facebook page of Naccho Aboriginal Health Australia, which describes itself as "The national authority in Aboriginal primary health care-Aboriginal health in Aboriginal hands."
Over the past few days, the letter (which might have the best last line ever) has been making the social-media rounds, thanks to Jamie Oliver fans who are rooting for him to reply.
Mashable Australia has contacted Oliver's team, and so far, no word on whether he'll take up the challenge. Stay tuned.
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